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Parker’s Senior Marketing Director to Leave

Doug Parker previously served as Thornton’s director of category management
Savannah-Georgia based Parker's
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Doug Parker, Parker's senior director of marketing, has announced that he is leaving the Savannah, Georgia-based convenience-store company after just one year of service.

In a LinkedIn post, Parker said Friday, “In just one short year, we have celebrated many successes, discovered and closed the opportunity gaps and crushed obstacles to better the stores and the overall guest experience. All of you made me a better leader every single day. I’m thankful for every opportunity that came my way, and the personal and professional growth that came with it.

Parker was brought on for his goal-oriented leadership skills in the spring of 2022 as Parker’s was expanding.  It opened its 32nd store in South Carolina in Georgetown in May.

He said he made the decision to leave the chain with his family in mind and for a “new adventure.

Parker declined to announce what the adventure will entail, but plans to disclose it in the near future, he said.

Previously, Parker served as the director of category management for Louisville, Ky.-based bp portfolio business Thorntons LLC. Earlier, he held leadership positions with CEFCO Convenience StoresRoad RangerKroger Convenience Stores and GPM Investments’ Fas Mart.

Parker did not respond to a CSP request for comment by posting time.

  • Parker’s is No. 99 on CSP’s 2022 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by size.

Parker’s owns and operates 68 c-stores throughout coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

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